Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Sew much fun!

I have mentioned this before - I have never been fond of sewing. But I have been trying out some hand stitching on cards recently and actually enjoyed it! Here are a few cards which I have made.

On the first one I have kept it fairly simple using a stamp by Artemio on a background using pigment inks and then adding a small zig-zag of stitching with black thread. The coloured 'squares' on the base card were made using Tim Holtz's scratches stamp in both directions, and then I coloured in some of the spaces using Distress Markers.

This card has a stitched border around the edge of patterned paper which I first stamped and clear embossed the flowers and butterflies by Hero Arts, then sponged Distress Ink over and around the embossing. I've finished it off with a lace flower, ribbon and a tiny tag.

For my third card I have used a Dina Wakley stamp on a background of waste paper that I had used underneath various other projects. I layered this onto red card and added a line of wonky (deliberate) stitching in red. I have used the 'crinkled ink' technique on the base card, stamped the quote (by PaperArtsy) which I covered with a strip of Tim Holtz film strip, and finally added two Hero Arts butterflies decorated with Indian bindis.